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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778321/submandibular-gland-sparing-when-irradiating-neck-level-ib-in-the-treatment-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#1
William C Jackson, Peter G Hawkins, George S Arnould, John Yao, Charles Mayo, Michelle Mierzwa
Patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSqCCA) frequently require postoperative radiation (PORT), which may include contralateral level IB within the clinical target volume (CTV). The submandibular gland (SMG) is typically included within the level IB CTV; however, the SMG does not contain lymph nodes or lymphatic vessels. We hypothesized that level IB could be adequately irradiated while sparing the SMG to reduce xerostomia. Twelve patients with OSqCCA receiving PORT, which included the contralateral level IB within the planning target volume (PTV), were retrospectively reviewed and replanned using volumetric modulated arc therapy...
May 16, 2018: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773409/correlation-of-objective-assessment-data-with-general-surgery-resident-in-training-evaluation-reports-and-operative-volumes
#2
Jad M Abdelsattar, Yazan N AlJamal, Raaj K Ruparel, Phillip G Rowse, Stephanie F Heller, David R Farley
OBJECTIVE: Faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, and operative case volumes often tell little about true resident performance. We developed an objective structured clinical examination called the Surgical X-Games (5 rooms, 15 minutes each, 12-15 tests total, different for each postgraduate [PGY] level). We hypothesized that performance in X-Games will prove more useful in identifying areas of strength or weakness among general surgery (GS) residents than faculty evaluations, ABSITE scores, or operative cases volumes...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760948/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-primary-vitreoretinal-lymphoma-a-review
#3
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Jose S Pulido, Patrick B Johnston, Grzegorz S Nowakowski, Allessia Castellino, Harish Raja
Background: To describe the recent diagnostic and treatment options for the most predominant form of primary vitreoretinal lymphoma (PVRL), namely diffuse large B cell lymphoma. This is mainly based on the experience at the Mayo Clinic as well as a partial review of the literature. MYD88 L265P mutation is seen in about 80% of cases; therefore, a polymerase chain reaction for this mutation helps in making the diagnosis that has been notoriously difficult to make. Local therapy using intravitreal methotrexate and rituximab has been very helpful in the treatment of the local disease...
2018: International Journal of Retina and Vitreous
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738596/relatively-high-complication-and-revision-rates-of-the-mayo-%C3%A2-metaphysical-conservative-femoral-stem-in-young-patients
#4
Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Yaniv Warshevski, Aviram Gold, Nadav Shasha, Nimrod Snir, Ofir Chechik, Oleg Dolkart, Dynai Eilig, Amir Herman, Ehud Rath, Moti Kramer, Michael Drexler
The Mayo metaphysical conservative femoral stem (Zimmer, Warsaw, Indiana) is a wedge-shaped implant designed to transfer loads proximally, reduce femoral destruction, and enable the preservation of bone stock in the proximal femur. Thus, it is a potentially preferred prosthesis for active, non-elderly patients who may require additional future surgeries. This retrospective case study analyzed the outcomes of consecutive patients who underwent total hip replacements with this stem between May 2001 and February 2013...
May 8, 2018: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724592/potential-genetic-modifiers-of-disease-risk-and-age-at-onset-in-patients-with-frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-and-grn-mutations-a-genome-wide-association-study
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Cyril Pottier, Xiaolai Zhou, Ralph B Perkerson, Matt Baker, Gregory D Jenkins, Daniel J Serie, Roberta Ghidoni, Luisa Benussi, Giuliano Binetti, Adolfo López de Munain, Miren Zulaica, Fermin Moreno, Isabelle Le Ber, Florence Pasquier, Didier Hannequin, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Anna Antonell, Albert Lladó, Tammee M Parsons, NiCole A Finch, Elizabeth C Finger, Carol F Lippa, Edward D Huey, Manuela Neumann, Peter Heutink, Matthis Synofzik, Carlo Wilke, Robert A Rissman, Jaroslaw Slawek, Emilia Sitek, Peter Johannsen, Jørgen E Nielsen, Yingxue Ren, Marka van Blitterswijk, Mariely DeJesus-Hernandez, Elizabeth Christopher, Melissa E Murray, Kevin F Bieniek, Bret M Evers, Camilla Ferrari, Sara Rollinson, Anna Richardson, Elio Scarpini, Giorgio G Fumagalli, Alessandro Padovani, John Hardy, Parastoo Momeni, Raffaele Ferrari, Francesca Frangipane, Raffaele Maletta, Maria Anfossi, Maura Gallo, Leonard Petrucelli, EunRan Suh, Oscar L Lopez, Tsz H Wong, Jeroen G J van Rooij, Harro Seelaar, Simon Mead, Richard J Caselli, Eric M Reiman, Marwan Noel Sabbagh, Mads Kjolby, Anders Nykjaer, Anna M Karydas, Adam L Boxer, Lea T Grinberg, Jordan Grafman, Salvatore Spina, Adrian Oblak, M-Marsel Mesulam, Sandra Weintraub, Changiz Geula, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet, William S Brooks, David J Irwin, John Q Trojanowski, Edward B Lee, Keith A Josephs, Joseph E Parisi, Nilüfer Ertekin-Taner, David S Knopman, Benedetta Nacmias, Irene Piaceri, Silvia Bagnoli, Sandro Sorbi, Marla Gearing, Jonathan Glass, Thomas G Beach, Sandra E Black, Mario Masellis, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Jean-Paul Vonsattel, Lawrence S Honig, Julia Kofler, Amalia C Bruni, Julie Snowden, David Mann, Stuart Pickering-Brown, Janine Diehl-Schmid, Juliane Winkelmann, Daniela Galimberti, Caroline Graff, Linn Öijerstedt, Claire Troakes, Safa Al-Sarraj, Carlos Cruchaga, Nigel J Cairns, Jonathan D Rohrer, Glenda M Halliday, John B Kwok, John C van Swieten, Charles L White, Bernardino Ghetti, Jill R Murell, Ian R A Mackenzie, Ging-Yuek R Hsiung, Barbara Borroni, Giacomina Rossi, Fabrizio Tagliavini, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Ronald C Petersen, Eileen H Bigio, Murray Grossman, Vivianna M Van Deerlin, William W Seeley, Bruce L Miller, Neill R Graff-Radford, Bradley F Boeve, Dennis W Dickson, Joanna M Biernacka, Rosa Rademakers
BACKGROUND: Loss-of-function mutations in GRN cause frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Patients with GRN mutations present with a uniform subtype of TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43) pathology at autopsy (FTLD-TDP type A); however, age at onset and clinical presentation are variable, even within families. We aimed to identify potential genetic modifiers of disease onset and disease risk in GRN mutation carriers. METHODS: The study was done in three stages: a discovery stage, a replication stage, and a meta-analysis of the discovery and replication data...
April 30, 2018: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723506/fasting-blood-glucose-levels-provide-estimate-of-duration-and-progression-of-pancreatic-cancer-before-diagnosis
#6
Ayush Sharma, Thomas C Smyrk, Michael J Levy, Mark A Topazian, Suresh T Chari
BACKGROUND & AIMS: It is unclear how long pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) are present before diagnosis. Patients with PDAC usually develop hyperglycemia and diabetes before the tumor is identified. If early invasive PDACs are associated with hyperglycemia, the duration of hyperglycemia should associate with the time that they have had the tumor. METHODS: We collected data on patients with PDACs from medical databases in Olmsted County, Minnesota from 2000 through 2015 and from the Mayo Clinic's tumor registry, from January 1, 1976 through January 1, 2017...
April 30, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722744/the-mayo-clinic-experience-with-the-neurological-complications-of-the-ctla-4-inhibitor-ipilimumab
#7
Michael W Ruff, Michelle L Mauermann
Neurological complications are an increasingly recognized complication of the use of the immune checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of solid tumors. Ipilimumab is a monoclonal antibody against cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4, an immune checkpoint inhibitor that suppresses T-cell effector function. The clinical spectrum of ipilimumab-associated neurological complications and optimum treatment approach is not established. We describe our institution's experience with ipilimumab and illustrate 2 cases of presumed autoimmune neurological phenomenon resulting from its use...
May 2018: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721668/physician-interpretation-of-variants-of-uncertain-significance
#8
Sarah K Macklin, Jessica L Jackson, Paldeep S Atwal, Stephanie L Hines
A growing number of physicians will interact with genetic test results as testing becomes more commonplace. While variants of uncertain significance can complicate results, it is equally important that physicians understand how to incorporate these results into clinical care. An online survey was created to assess physician self-reported comfort level with genetics and variants of uncertain significance. Physicians were asked to respond to three case examples involving genetic test results. The survey was sent to 488 physicians at Mayo Clinic FL on 8/16/2017...
May 2, 2018: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716585/clinical-trial-registration-and-reporting-a-survey-of-academic-organizations-in-the-united-states
#9
Evan Mayo-Wilson, James Heyward, Anthony Keyes, Jesse Reynolds, Sarah White, Nidhi Atri, G Caleb Alexander, Audrey Omar, Daniel E Ford
BACKGROUND: Many clinical trials conducted by academic organizations are not published, or are not published completely. Following the US Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, "The Final Rule" (compliance date April 18, 2017) and a National Institutes of Health policy clarified and expanded trial registration and results reporting requirements. We sought to identify policies, procedures, and resources to support trial registration and reporting at academic organizations...
May 2, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713746/the-treatment-of-chronic-radial-head-dislocation-in-monteggia-fracture-without-annular-ligament-reconstruction
#10
Hsuan-Yu Chen, Kuan-Wen Wu, Zheng-Ren Dong, Shier-Chieg Huang, Ken N Kuo, Ting-Ming Wang
INTRODUCTION: The treatment of neglected radial head dislocation after missed Monteggia fracture dislocation in children is a controversial issue. The purpose of this study is to report our clinical experience in the treatment of the condition without annular ligament reconstruction. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of 20 patients between 2008 and 2014. Procedures included open reduction of the radial head and ulnar lengthening angulation osteotomy. In cases of unstable radial head reduction, a trans-capitellar K wire was applied...
May 1, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710124/automated-and-clinical-breast-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-density-measures-predict-risk-of-screen-detected-and-interval-cancers
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Karla Kerlikowske, Christopher G Scott, Amir P Mahmoudzadeh, Lin Ma, Stacey Winham, Matthew R Jensen, Fang Fang Wu, Serghei Malkov, V Shane Pankratz, Steven R Cummings, John A Shepherd, Kathleen R Brandt, Diana L Miglioretti, Celine M Vachon
Background: In 30 states, women who have had screening mammography are informed of their breast density on the basis of Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) density categories estimated subjectively by radiologists. Variation in these clinical categories across and within radiologists has led to discussion about whether automated BI-RADS density should be reported instead. Objective: To determine whether breast cancer risk and detection are similar for automated and clinical BI-RADS density measures...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707779/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-panniculitis-clinical-and-pathologic-characteristics-of-10-cases
#12
Emma F Johnson, Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Lawrence E Gibson
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) may be associated with liver and lung disease and rarely causes panniculitis. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the clinicopathologic and laboratory findings of AATD panniculitis in 10 patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all cases of AATD panniculitis at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, from 1989 to 2016. RESULTS: Ten patients with AATD panniculitis were included...
April 29, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701103/results-of-primary-repair-of-distal-triceps-tendon-ruptures-in-a-general-population
#13
G Giannicola, G Bullitta, R Rotini, L Murena, D Blonna, M Iapicca, G Restuccia, G Merolla, M Fontana, A Greco, M Scacchi, G Cinotti
Aims The aim of the study was to analyze the results of primary tendon reinsertion in acute and chronic distal triceps tendon ruptures (DTTRs) in the general population. Patients and Methods A total of 28 patients were operated on for primary DTTR reinsertions, including 21 male patients and seven female patients with a mean age of 45 years (14 to 76). Of these patients, 23 sustained an acute DTTR and five had a chronic injury. One patient had a non-simultaneous bilateral DTTR. Seven patients had DTTR-associated ipsilateral fracture or dislocation...
May 1, 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675505/locking-dorsal-plate-in-four-bone-arthrodesis-in-slac-and-snac-3-wrist
#14
Simona Odella, Amos M Querenghi, Francesco M Locatelli, Ugo Dacatra, Elia Creta, Pierluigi Tos
Purpose  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and the safety of performing a four-bone arthrodesis (FBA) with dorsal locking plate in patients suffering from stage III scapholunate advanced collapse/scaphoid nonunion advance collapse (SLAC/SNAC) wrist. Methods  We evaluated retrospectively 20 patients surgically treated by a FBA with the use of locking dorsal plate. All the patients were clinically evaluated at follow-up for grip strength, range of motion, and pain (visual analog scale), and with the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand score and the Mayo wrist score...
March 2018: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658828/sustainable-telemedicine-designing-and-building-infrastructure-to-support-a-comprehensive-telemedicine-practice
#15
Beth L H Kreofsky, R Nicole Blegen, Troy G Lokken, Susan M Kapraun, Matthew S Bushman, Bart M Demaerschalk
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine services in medical institutions are often developed in isolation of one another and not as part of a comprehensive telemedicine program. The Center for Connected Care is the administrative home for a broad range of telehealth services at Mayo Clinic. This article speaks of real-time video services, referenced as telemedicine throughout. INTRODUCTION: This article discusses how a large healthcare system designed and built the infrastructure to support a comprehensive telemedicine practice...
April 16, 2018: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655487/frequency-of-aquaporin-4-immunoglobulin-g-in-longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies
#16
Hilda Guerra, Sean J Pittock, Kevin G Moder, James P Fryer, Avi Gadoth, Eoin P Flanagan
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies have historically been postulated to cause a poorly understood inflammatory myelitis. Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) causes an inflammatory longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). In 2004, aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G (AQP4-IgG) was first reported as a highly specific (>99%) serum diagnostic biomarker of NMOSD, distinguishing it from other disorders (eg, multiple sclerosis). We sought to assess the frequency of AQP4-IgG (and thus NMOSD diagnosis) in LETM with aPL antibodies...
April 11, 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650378/long-term-clinical-outcome-after-titanium-lunate-arthroplasty-for-kienb%C3%A3-ck-disease
#17
Timo Viljakka, Kaj Tallroth, Martti Vastamäki
PURPOSE: Titanium lunate arthroplasty (TLA) for Kienböck disease was introduced in 1984 to address the silicone-wear particle problem common to silicone lunate implants. We sought to study the outcome of TLA. METHODS: We identified 11 patients from our hospital database who had undergone TLA between 2001 and 2010. We evaluated pain, range of motion (ROM), function, and radiological outcome at a mean 11 years after surgery. We compared preoperative ROM and radiological findings with final follow-up in the ipsilateral wrist and also made comparisons with the contralateral wrists...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624097/positive-thyrotropin-receptor-antibodies-in-patients-with-transient-thyrotoxicosis
#18
Trevor E Angell, Olivia Van Benschoten, David A Cohen, Andrea V Haas, Erik K Alexander, Ellen Marqusee
OBJECTIVE: Thyrotropin (TSH) receptor antibody (TRAb) testing is considered accurate for the diagnosis of Graves' disease (GD), and had been identified rarely in thyrotoxic patients without GD. We describe four patients with transient thyrotoxicosis and positive TRAb to highlight this clinical possibility. METHODS: Patient demographics, symptoms, laboratory findings, and time to resolution of thyrotoxicosis are summarized. TRAb testing was performed by either a third-generation thyrotropin binding inhibitory immunoglobulin competitive binding assay (TBII) or a thyroid stimulating antibody bioassay (TSI) from either Mayo Clinic Laboratory or Quest Diagnostics...
April 6, 2018: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619121/intra-articular-fracture-of-the-distal-part-of-the-triquetrum-within-the-pisotriquetral-joint-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
V Athanasiou, A Panagopoulos, I D Iliopoulos, I Vrahnis, G Diamantakis, P Kraniotis, M Tyllianakis
Background: Intra-articular fractures of the distal part of the triquetrum within the pisotriquetral joint are uncommon, and can be associated with tears of the dorsal carpal ligaments, pisiform subluxation and/or FCU dislocation. Their diagnosis is difficult and requires a high clinical suspicion and a proper radiological examination including oblique wrist x-rays, computed tomography and MRI scan. These fractures can be delayed diagnosed due to late presentation thus leading to painful nonunion, persistent instability and late pisotriquetral arthritis...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613861/trends-in-use-of-midodrine-in-the-icu-a-single-center-retrospective-case-series
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Mahrukh S Rizvi, Vrinda Trivedi, Faria Nasim, Erica Lin, Rahul Kashyap, Nicole Andrijasevic, Ognjen Gajic
OBJECTIVES: Midodrine is an oral alpha-agonist approved for orthostatic hypotension. The use of midodrine as a vasopressor sparing agent has steadily increased in the ICU despite limited evidence for its safety in that setting. We describe the trends in use and reported side effects and complications of midodrine in multidisciplinary ICUs of a tertiary care institution. DESIGN: Single-center retrospective case series. SETTING: Medical and surgical ICU patients from January 2011 to October 2016 at Mayo Clinic, Rochester...
March 31, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
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